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16
Nov

Acne care. PART TWO. What are products you should use or avoid?

Again, I am not a dermatologist. See my prior blog on acne for basic tips. Irritation is bad. You do not want to scrub, use harsh treatments, or poke and

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9
Nov

Acne Care Part One. Prevent issues which will make you want to see a plastic surgeon. Basic tips. PART ONE

So I am NOT a dermatologist.  If you have tough acne, please see a dermatologist. But I do see a lot of people who are trying to fix issues which

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29
Jun

How Do Scars Change Over Time?

There is no scarless surgery.  When you cut the skin you will always get a scar.  It may be a thin scar, a pretty scar, a faded scar, a hidden

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9
Mar

What Scar Treatments Are Available Following An Abdominoplasty?

As many of you know I was a major investigator in the Neodyne scar treatment study in the September 2014 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal.  In the Neodyne study we used

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2
Mar

What is a sleep wrinkle? Not all wrinkles are the same. See how to tell the difference.

Ah, aging. The widening waist, dry skin, adult onset acne.  Now we can’t even sleep without worrying? It is something we have all thought about at one time or another.  If

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16
Jan

journal time: Scar management in asian patients.

The latest issue of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal December 2013 had an article, “Update on Scar Management: Guidelines for Treating Asian Patients.”  The study was out of Seoul, Korea,

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5
Apr

Breast augmentation scar. Where? How big? What can I do?

You can’t do surgery without a scar.  There is no such thing as “scarless’ surgery.  There are good scars, hard to see scars.  So how do you get one of

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13
Sep

How can we cut down on infections following surgery?

Infections are no good following surgery.  They can cause cellulitis (redness in the skin), poor wound healing, and scarring.  Rates of drug resistant bacteria are rising.  We do many things

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21
Jul

Biofilm. How to treat?

Biofilm is tough.  It is recalcitrant.  It sets up in 24 hours, and the experts in the field say your window to treat it is gone within 3 days. NOT

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11
Jul

Why do we form bad scars? Sweat glands and hair follicles?

Scarring is a big issue for plastic surgeons.  There is no such thing as scarless surgery… yet.   We do pretty scars, hairline scars. We hide them.  I have had some scars

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